Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: September 28

Deep breathing

God is dynamically present in every breath and heartbeat.  In each breath we draw, the Spirit gives life.  Learning to reclaim the deep, nourishing breaths of infancy is part of basic training not only in health and movement classes, but in prayer and meditation practices around the world.  The deep, full breathing required to sing may well have similar importance in praying well:  nothing reminds us more literally than inbreathing and outbreathing that we continually receive life and must continually release what we have received in order to receive again.

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre in Weavings Jan./Feb. 2003

September 27
Life is what happens as God breathes in and out.   from The Miracle by Michael Gurion
September 26
I don’t want to be an anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God, who loves us and who wants…
September 24
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.   Muhammad Ali
September 23
And love will simply have no choice but to go into battle with space and time, and furthermore, to win. James Baldwin
September 22
Therefore once for all this short command is given to you: "Love and do what you will." If you keep silent, keep silent by love; if you speak, speak by…
September 21
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness, the second is frugality; The third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before…
September 20
Where you stumble, there your treasure lies. Joseph Campbell
September 19
If you visit the Holy Land you will discover that shrines and churches are often built upon the ruins of ancient hallowed places.   So, too, the holy land of…
September 18
I will be truthful. I will suffer no injustice. I will be free from fear. I will not use force. I will be of good will to all. Mahatma Gandhi
September 17
Be a sweet melody in the great orchestration, instead of a discordant note. The medicine this sick world needs is love. Hatred must be replaced by love, and fear by…
September 16
God's blessings be yours, And well may it befall you; Christ's blessings be yours And well be you entreated; The Spirit's blessing be yours, And well spend you your lives;…
September 15
Nature has some perfections, to show us she is the image of God; and some imperfections to show us that she is only God's image... Blaise Pascal
September 14
Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the light. from Uncommon Gratitude by Joan Chittister
September 13
As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with…